Pride Month Profiles: Elizabeth Rockett

Elizabeth Rockett

For Pride Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ Americans who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today's Pride Month profile isĀ Elizabeth Rockett of the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).

Elizabeth Rockett is chair of the newly formed LGBTQ+ core committee for the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and director of government affairs for IUPAT District Council 5. She identifies as queer and believes that social issues are labor issues and building solidarity within union structures for the LGBTQ+ community is critical in creating diverse labor unions.